A Local’s Guide to Hilton Hotels in Washington, DC

The Hilton brand has six signature hotels in the DC area that are close to the metro line: Hilton Hotel, Hilton Garden Inn, DoubleTree, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites. All hotels have their strengths and weaknesses, and most of the hotels typically average around $200.

Out of all the Hilton Hotels, my first suggestion would be the King Street Hilton hotel in Old Town Alexandria which boasts good rates and cheap weekend deals. The location is convenient to DC and can appeal to all travelers with its close proximity to DC sights, activities and the metro station. Many of the other Hilton brand hotel options tend to be a bit pricey within a 20 minute commute to DC.

Hampton Inn offers the most affordable pricing on average, but those savings are only available once you get outside the city radius and into suburbs. Embassy Suites and Hilton Garden Inn are generally more expensive across the board. Homewood Suites has some similar rates to the Hilton in King Street, but are not as convenient to the respective metro station compared to the Hilton near King Street metro station, which is only a block away. If you plan on staying at a Hilton brand hotel, start by looking at King Street Hilton hotel.

Why Find a Hilton Near the Metro?

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The Metro system in DC is fast, convenient and cheap. In fact, it’s cheaper to take the metro than to drive around, whether you’re in DC for business, vacation or just visiting.

Parking anywhere in the DC area can be expensive and frustrating. Add on the hectic traffic and limited street parking, and you’re looking at spending more time and money than it’s really worth.

The DC metro system can take you anywhere you need to go, usually within a 15 minute ride (30 if you’re out towards the suburbs). Be sure to stay at one of these hotels close to a Metro station and save the hassle.

Hilton Brand Hotels Near Washington, DC Metro at a Glance

HotelStationStateCommuteBlocksWKWKDParking
DoubleTreePentagon CityDCA15 mins4$213$128$30 Per Day
DoubleTreeSilver SpringMD25 mins4$180$109$20 Per Day
DoubleTreeMedical CenterMD20 minsShort Drive$206$145$23 Per Day
Embassy SuitesFriendship HeightsDC15 mins1$282$205$26 Per Day
Embassy SuitesKing StreetVA20 mins1$281$235$30 Per day
Embassy SuitesPentagon CityDCA15 mins3$191$145$30 Per Day
Embassy SuitesSpring HillVA30 mins3$221$107$7 Per Day
HamptonNavy YardDC15 mins2$193$118$43 Per Day
Hampton InnBranch Ave.MD30 mins6$135$118Free
Hampton InnCrystal CityDCA15 mins3$226$142$15 Per Day
Hampton InnFarragutDC5 mins2$234$206$38 Per Day
Hampton InnGreenbeltMD30 minsShort Drive$127$123Free
Hampton InnKing StreetVA20 mins2$228$156$20 Per Day
Hampton InnSilver SpringMD25 mins4$158$122$20 Per Day
HiltonFranconia / SpringfieldVA30 minsShort Drive$156$95Free
HiltonBallstonVA15 mins1$212$136$17 Per Day
Radisson HiltonCrystal CityDCA15 mins2$172$102$20 Per Day
HiltonFarragutDC5 mins3$290$213$56 Per Day
HiltonKing StreetVA20 mins1$207$124$34 Per Day
HiltonTwinBrookMD25 mins1$197$115$15 Per Day
HiltonTysons CornerVA30 mins4$256$95Free
Hilton GardenCourthouse / ClarendonVA15 mins2$257$134$18 Per Day
Hilton GardenBethesdaMD20 mins2$232$138$17 Per Day
Hilton Garden InnKing StreetVA20 mins1$225$141$32 Per Day
Hilton Garden InnMcPherson SquareDC5 mins1$255$210$43 Per Day
Hilton Garden InnNew York AveDC5 mins2$216$191$40 Per Day
Homewood SuitesDunn-LoringVA30 minsShort Drive$209$131Free
Homewood SuitesNavy YardDC15 mins2$194$187$42 Per Day
Homewood SuitesSilver SpringMD25 mins4$215$185$20 Per Day

Hilton Hotels

Washington, DC has 7 Hilton hotels near a metro station. The locations include Ballston, Crystal City, Farragut, Springfield, King Street, Twinbrook and Tysons Corner. Ballston and Crystal City areas are in Arlington, Virginia and the Hilton hotels in both these areas are only a block or two from the metro station and 15 minutes to Downtown DC. The Farragut location is right in DC but has very expensive rates. King Street Hilton is in Old Town Alexandria and the hotel is a block to the metro. Weekend rates are good for this location and the area is fun for all travelers with a mix of sights, shopping and restaurants. Twinbrook Hilton is in a suburb of Maryland about 4 blocks away from the metro. The area is suburban and would appeal to people who prefer quiet areas with outdoor active activities. Tysons Corner is a hub of shopping and the Hilton near Tysons Corner metro station is 4 blocks away and 30 minutes away from DC. The Springfield Hilton has the cheapest and best rates, located in a suburb with local shopping and art scene.

Hilton – Franconia / Springfield

Weekday Avg. Rate $156
Weekend Avg. Rate $95
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Hotel Specs

Closest StationShuttle, Drive
WifiFree Wifi
ParkingFree
Breakfast$14.95 Buffet
RestaurantHoulihans (American)
Shuttle to AirportNo
Hotel ShuttleYes
GymCardio machines and free weights
PoolIndoor
Room TypeStandard & Suites w/Kitchen
PetsNo
SmokingYes. Designated smoking areas

Hilton Garden Inn

Read the full article about Hilton Garden Inns around Washington, DC. There are five Hilton Garden Inns in Washington, DC near the metro: Bethesda, Courthouse/Clarendon, King Street, McPherson Square and New York Ave. All Hilton Garden Inns have high weekday rates, and a range of weekend rates from $134 to $210 per night. All of these hotels are within 1-2 blocks to the metro station and only take 20 minutes or less to get to DC. Out of the bunch modest travelers will appreciate the Bethesda location.

Hilton Garden – Bethesda

Weekday Avg. Rate $233
Weekend Avg. Rate $138
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Hotel Specs

Closest Station2
WifiFree Wifi
Parking$16.50 Per Day
Breakfast$14.95 Buffet
RestaurantGarden Grille & Bar (American)
Shuttle to AirportNo
Hotel ShuttleNo
GymCardio machines and free weights
PoolIndoor with Hot Tub
Room Type Standard. King, Queen, Doubles
PetsNo
SmokingYes. Designated smoking areas

DoubleTree

Read the full article on DoubleTree hotels around Washington, DC. DoubleTree has three locations near a metro station in Pentagon City, Silver Springs and Medical Center. All locations take an average of 20 minutes to get into DC and have similar room rates and parking fees. Although, Silver Springs has the cheapest rates of all the DoubleTrees. Silver Springs has plenty of fun things to do and is at the border of the Maryland/DC line. Pentagon City is in Arlington close to the Pentagon memorial and Arlington Cemetery, and the closest to DC of the DoubleTrees. Out of the bunch we think most travelers will like the Pentagon City Doubletree.

Double Tree – Pentagon City

Weekday Avg. Rate $214
Weekend Avg. Rate $128
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Hotel Specs

Closest Station4 Blocks
Wifi$12.95 Per Day
Parking$30-$34 Per Day
Breakfast$21 Buffet
RestaurantCafe Restaurant (local cusine), Lobby Bar (American), Made Market (grab and go), Skydome Restaurant (American)
Shuttle to AirportYes
Hotel ShuttleNo
GymCardio machines and free weights
PoolIndoor
Room TypeStandard & Suites w/Kitchen
PetsNo
SmokingNo

Embassy Suites

Read the full article on Embassy Suites hotels around Washington, DC. There are four Embassy Suites along the DC metro lines in Friendship Heights, King Street, Pentagon City and Spring Hill. Friendship Heights and King Street Embassy Suites have similar prices for both weekday and weekend rates, are both a block away from their respective metro stations. King Street offers more nightlife and activities in the immediate area. The Pentagon City and Spring Hill locations are both 3 blocks away from their respective metro stations and share lower weekday and weekend rates. Out of the bunch we suggest taking a look at the Spring Hill location first.

Embassy Suites – Spring Hill

Weekday Avg. Rate $221
Weekend Avg. Rate $108
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Hotel Specs

Closest Station3 Blocks
Wifi$10.95 Per Day
Parking$7 Per Day
BreakfastFree Full Breakfast
RestaurantNone
Shuttle to AirportNo
Hotel ShuttleYes. 3 Mile Radius
GymCardio machines and free weights
PoolIndoor With Hot Tub
Room TypeStandard & Suites Available
PetsNo
SmokingNo

Hampton Inn

Read the full article on Hampton Inn hotels around Washington, DC. Hampton Inn has seven locations near DC metro stations. You’ll find Hampton Inns at Branch Ave., Crystal City, Farragut, Greenbelt, King Street, Navy Yard and Silver Springs. Hampton Inn is typically affordable and offers reasonable rates across the board. The cheapest Hampton Inns are at Branch Ave., Greenbelt and Silver Springs. Of those three, Silver Springs has more activities in the area that appeals to everyone. Greenbelt and Branch Ave offer free parking, in exchange for the less convenient location and further distance to the metro. Out of the bunch we think most travelers will like the Branch Ave. Hampton Inn location.

Hampton Inn – Branch Ave.

Weekday Avg. Rate $136
Weekend Avg. Rate $118
branch-ave-hampton-inn

Hotel Specs

Closest Station6 Blocks
WifiFree Wifi
ParkingFree
BreakfastFree Buffet. Hot & Cold Items
RestaurantNone
Shuttle to AirportNo
Hotel ShuttleYes. 5 Mile Radius
GymCardio machines and free weights
PoolIndoor
Room TypeStandard & Suites w/Kitchen
PetsNo
SmokingNo

Homewood Suites

Read the full article on Homewood Suites hotels around Washington, DC. There are only three Homewood Suites that are close to DC metro stations at: Dunn-Loring, Navy Yard and Silver Spring. Dunn-Loring Homewood Suites is the farthest from DC and the nearby metro station. This location has the cheapest weekend rates, and the area is in Fairfax County with a good cultural district. The Navy Yard location is in the actual city of DC and has closer proximity to DC sights, Nationals baseball park and the metro. Silver Spring is affluent, and the Homewood Suites in this area of Maryland is the most expensive. Out of the bunch check out the Homewood Suites near Silver Spring as a first choice.

Homewood Suites – Silver Spring

Weekday Avg. Rate $216
Weekend Avg. Rate $186
silver-spring-homewood-suites

Hotel Specs

Closest Station3 Blocks
WifiFree Wifi
Parking$20 Per Day
BreakfastFree Buffet. Hot & Cold Items
RestaurantNone
Shuttle to AirportNo
Hotel ShuttleYes. 1 Mile Radius
GymCardio machines and free weights
PoolIndoor With Hot Tub
Room TypeStandard & Suites w/Kitchen
PetsNo
SmokingNo